The Federal TEACH Grant is a grant available to students pursuing a first time bachelor’s degree or first master’s degree to teach in a shortage area. The grant will convert to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan if the student does not meet the requirements of their agreement to serve.
In order to qualify for the TEACH grant, a student must:
- Have a valid FAFSA on file
- Maintain a cumulative 3.25 GPA; OR
- Score above the 75th percentile on a least one battery of an undergraduate; post-baccalaureate or graduate admissions exam
- Be enrolled in a program that will lead to a career teaching in a high need subject
Eligible High Need Fields
- Bilingual Education and English Language Acquisition
- Foreign Language
- Reading Specialists
- Special Education
- Other teacher shortage areas as designated by your state at the time you begin teaching
- You can view a list of teacher shortage areas for Iowa by visiting https://educateiowa.gov/pk-12/educator-quality/practitioner-preparation/teacher-shortage-areas
- You can view a list of nationwide teacher shortage areas by visiting https://tsa.ed.gov/#/reports
- First-time TEACH Grant recipients must schedule a meeting with a TEACH Grant advisor to review your eligibility and discuss requirements.
- Complete the Iowa State University TEACH Grant application (provided by TEACH Grant advisor)
- Complete an annual Agreement to Serve or Repay (Agreement) and counseling with the US Department of Education
- The Federal TEACH Grant will automatically renew each year if you have a valid FAFSA on file by Iowa State’s packaging date. If you submit your FAFSA later, please contact email@example.com to request the TEACH Grant on your aid offer.
|Teach Grant Disbursed 2022-23||Teach Grant Disbursed 2021-22|
|Maximum Award Amounts||October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023||October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022|
|Annual Award Limit||$3,772||$3,772|
|Aggregate Award Limit for Undergraduate Program||$16,000||$16,000|
|Aggregate Award Limit for Graduate Program||$8,000||$8,000|